Wilsonville, Ore.-based NTP Distribution Inc. announced that it will begin servicing customers in the Northeast with a new distribution center in Exeter, Pa., before the end of this year, according to a press release.
The company said the move represents “the latest indication of the benefits customers will gain from NTP’s integration with Keystone Automotive Operations,” giving customers access to a complete selection of inventory housed in Keystone’s 800,000 square-foot warehouse in Pennsylvania. The new distribution center will round out a national presence for NTP in all regions of the country.
In addition to utilizing the current Pennsylvania warehouse, NTP said it will also “leverage Keystone’s fulfillment and logistics capabilities.” Upon opening of operations in Pennsylvania, NTP’s Northeast customers will enjoy the broadest product offering, improved cutoff times for ordering and next day delivery on Keystone’s dedicated fleet trucks.
“NTP’s expansion into the Northeast is a significant step in our overall strategy,” said Keystone Automotive Operations CEO Ed Orzetti. “Leveraging our combined strengths positions NTP to become the national leader in RV aftermarket parts and accessories distribution.”
In recent years, NTP has been focused on expanding their operations into a national presence, most recently adding a facility in Austell, Ga., in 2010. According to Greg Boyd, president of NTP, expansion into the Northeast has long been a part of NTP’s roadmap.
“The Northeast is a crucial market for NTP and one we’ve been planning to enter holistically for a long time,” said Boyd. “One of the most exciting things about our partnership with Keystone is our ability to grow much quicker than we would have otherwise been able to.”